Friday, January 13, 2012

the Holidays 2011

So I feel like our holidays were packed with lots of family time this year and we were plenty busy.. I did manage to get a few pictures but I always wish I had more! It was strange for me this year when spending time with my family. So much has changed this year. My parents divorce which still isn't final and I haven't seen my dad since October so that was really weird. My little sis is pregnant and engaged. I am very happy that she is happy but it still blows my mind! Being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and not being pregnant made for an emotional holiday as well.. But besides all the struggles we have been through this year I am incredibly grateful and my heart is so full with love. My testimony has grown more this year than it EVER has and I am grateful for our families and for the support that we have through friends as well. I am a firm believer in the saying "what doesn't kill you will make you stronger!" Going through any kind of trial is hard but I am so thankful that I have learned from my mistakes and from the bad things. Coleman and I are happier than we have ever been!! Our love grows more and more each day. We have a beautiful spirited 22 month old and she brings so much happiness into our world! This has been a hard year but we have had a wonderful year at the same time!! Soon we will have two new nephews and my best friend is having a boy too!! We are surrounded by love and we hope that we can share our love with so many more this year!! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and I hope you all make the best of 2012!!

Here are some pictures from Thanksgiving and Christmas :) Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Day.

Hailey, Nikky and Hilary

Declan, Paige and Aunt Sara

Sara, Me and Nikky at the movies watching Breaking Dawn on Thanksgiving Day.


Sara and Nikky

Okay so let me explain the headband. When we went to Colemans work the day before Christmas Eve one of his co-workers gave paige this awesome headband!! I thought it was hilarious so I had her wear it long enough for pictures and then she wore a flower because she wouldn't keep the headband on long enough!
I think it's Awesome!

Our big girl in her Christmas pjs

I drew Hailey's name for Christmas this year and I made her this blanket!!

Santa brought Paige a kitchen!

New stroller and a cheesy smile :)

Deejay and Coleman

I wish I would have taken a better pic of grandma and grandpa but i didn't so this will have to do.

Dusty and Karli

Uncle Lance, Mom and Karli
Our family picture :)